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Nach der Radtour: den Sonnenuntergang genießen, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-Westphalia


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Die flachen Wege auf alten Bahntrassen machen die Balkantrasse zu einer gemütlichen Radstrecke, © Volker Barthel

Balkantrasse Cycle Path

On the tracks of the Balkan Express railway

A convenient way to see the sights: the Balkantrasse leads cyclists to the Rhine lowlands along a disused railway line.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Idyllische Parks bieten sich auf dem Töddenland-Radweg für Pausen an, © Stadtmarketing Ibbenbüren GmbH

Töddenland Cycle Path

The circular route links interesting sites from the 17th and 18th centuries.

A cycle path for history buffs: this circular route follows the tracks of 17th and 18th century Westphalian salesmen.

Level of difficulty: easy

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An der Niederrheinroute gibt es zahlreiche Windmühlen, © Pixabay

Lower Rhine Route cycle path

The longest network of cycle paths in Germany covers easy, flat terrain

The Lower Rhine region has Germany’s longest network of cycle paths: on the Lower Rhine Route, cyclists ride across Rhine dikes on flat, tarmacked paths.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Die Paderborner-Land-Route führt an prächtigen Schlössern vorbei, © Touristikzentrale Paderborner Land e.V.

Paderborner Land Route Cycle Path

Heathland, bird sanctuaries, monastic culture and a railway viaduct

The 250 kilometre Paderborner-Land-Route (Paderborner Land Route) cycle path takes in impressive natural landscapes, major historic sites and interesting cultural attractions, mainly on quiet roads.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Fahrradtour durch die Weinberge im Ahrtal, © Ahrtal Tourismus Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler e.V.

Ahr cycle route

Active travel between the Eifel and Rhine regions

The Ahr cycle route winds its way over 80 kilometres through one of the most beautiful vineyard regions in the country, and is a good destination for a sporty day trip with a a relaxing glass of wine to finish the tour.

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Die Drei-Flüsse-Tour bietet herrliche Ausblicke ins Ahrtal, © Archiv Ahr Rhein Eifel Tourismus & Service GmbH

Three Rivers Tour

Metropolitan flair, tranquil countryside and historic villages

This circular cycle route not only connects the Rhine, Ahr and Erft rivers, it also juxtaposes large cities with historic villages, and Ro-man remains with knight’s castles.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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River Eder Floodplains Cycle Path - grand tour, © Reiner Schild

River Eder Cycle Path

The entire length of the Eder from the source in the Rothaargebirge

With no major ascents, the River Eder Cycle Path is ideal for families and leisure cyclists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Unterwegs im Zwillbrocker Venn, © Münsterland e.V.

Euroroute R1 cycle path

Cycle right across Europe

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hermann monument, flamingos and attractive cities like Münster – the Euroroute R1 cycle path connects many of Westphalia’s top attractions.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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